Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. => No software to download or install.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Assessment tool built in.

Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!

Challenge to Learn

Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software. They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. An API is a language two software programs or databases use to talk to each-other. These are currently stand-alone products, but ADL predicts they will eventually be integrated right into LMS’s.

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. The next step is the adoption of the standard by authoring tools and LMS. Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times.

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ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems.

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eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

The aircraft industry has always had a high need for training and certification, and prior to 1988, this led to a variety of incompatible and closed system training programs that had unique hardware and software requirements.

A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

TOPYX LMS

To put it plainly, SCORM is recognized as an authority, if not the authority, for learning management systems. It was during that year when President Clinton signed an executive order that led to the creation of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the initiative that SCORM comes under.

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What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. Rustici Software believe that “learning happens everywhere”.

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Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. LRSs have the ability to share data with another LRS and with reporting or analytics tools.

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL.

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

Riptide Software has been a big supporter of every xAPI Camp with really compelling cases studies and incredible enthusiasm over the mission of getting people into the conversations they need to have around xAPI. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. Rustici Software almost needs no introduction as they prototyped and developed innovative work that eventually became xAPI.

Elearning applications

eFront

CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The LRS could be a standalone reporting tool or part of an LMS. This frees content authors to provide content in more modern ways to learners. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

SCORM and Authoring Tools. There are a number of authoring tools available in the market for the creation of SCORM compliant courses. These tools are both free and paid. In addition, we have the Paradiso Composer as our in-house SCORM conformant authoring tool.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite

The E-Learning Curve

The Reusable Learning Object Authoring and Delivery (RELOAD) project is an initiative which develops tools to facilitate the use of learning technology. Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. Strictly speaking, the vendors sell a license to use the voice software rather than selling the voice itself.

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

Most rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate can be used to publish courses compliant with SCORM or AICC.

Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

SCORM won the hearts of L&D folk everywhere, when it was invented by the ADL in 2000. It solved the eLearning dilemma of its age – software incompatibility. SCORM solved this headache by providing a standard software specification that worked across all learning technology.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Specifically: Ability to build games or some “game version” within the LMS – either via a built-in authoring tool or as a standalone feature.

Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences.

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Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) answered the call, and developed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, more conveniently known as SCORM. Most content authoring tools are SCORM-compliant, meaning that they handle the technicalities for you.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. APIs offer incredible possibilities for learning professionals to extend the power of present day learning systems and tools.